Everyone seems to have an excuse as to why their particular case allows for them to go home for the holidays, and 23-year-old Hannah Dynowicz is no exception: Dynowicz is flagrantly flouting CDC guidelines and spending this Thanksgiving in her parents’ Baltimore home – because she already lives there.
“To be fair, I’m not traveling, unless you count walking up the stairs as travel!” Dynowicz laughs. “Yeah I, uh, live in the basement. I can’t afford rent.”
Dynowicz is indeed lucky to spend this special day with loved ones while so many will spend it alone in order to stop the spread of a deadly pandemic, and she won’t soon forget it.
“I can’t believe people’s selfishness,” says her friend, Rebecca Townsend. “You don’t think I’d like to see my family right now? I wouldn’t particularly, but still, you understand my point.”
“And yes, I know that she moved home in August,” adds Townsend. “But still, I feel how I feel.”
However, Dynowicz remains unmoved by those who speak out against her.
“It is just a thing of, like, I live here and am spending Thanksgiving with my established household as has been urged everyone do,” Dynowicz says. “But I understand that people are feeling upset and frustrated right now, and it can feel like an insult to see a peer with their family, even if they’re not doing anything wrong. Which again, to be clear, I am not. I don’t even really want to be living here.”
At press time, Dynowicz still had no shame.